Sunday, July 5, 2015

Chicago visit last month

Here are a few pictures of a weekend trip I took with my friend (and boss), Christy. 

It was a weekend trip and we walked a little over 14 miles in the two days we were there.  My first time in Chicago and will most definitely go back.  A lot of old buildings and history.

Next time....selfie stick....Enjoy!

 Selfie from the Willis Tower, formally known as the Sears Tower -- 103 floors up
 Chicago River
 The Bean
 Lake Michigan view from the 103 rd floor
Out on the ledge at Willis Tower. Awesome view and what a feeling when you step out!!  

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas cactus....

Just a few pictures of my Christmas cactus plants.  They started blooming around Thanksgiving and are still going strong.  They really love this weather.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The end result....

So after letting the jolly ranchers melt away in the vodka, this is the end result!  Very colorful I might say!

I have had a few glasses of cherry flavored on the rocks and it tastes like cough medicine, seriously! 

I have also had the watermelon an that so far is my favorite!!  Yummy!!

Enjoy your day with family and friends!!  Merry Christmas to all!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas 2014

This year my gifts will be homemade.  Not the homemade ornament or knitted scarf, oh no.  Mine will be edible or drinkable. 

Today I am making jolly rancher infused Vodka.  I will be taste testing one just to be sure they taste okay before I give them out.  I can't wait to try it.

The Vodka dissolves the jolly ranchers, yummy!  It is already hard at work and will be ready for a taste tomorrow night.  I have started cherry, blue raspberry and green apple.  I see martini's in my future.

Stay tuned for an update!  Cheers!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Just enjoying my summer....

Hope everyone has been enjoying their summer.  I have been enjoying mine!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Greetings my fellow bloggers.  Hope everyone is doing well and busy with life. 

I do have sad news to pass on for one of the pets.  Dexter, the resident cat, has made his way to the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday. Dexter was my daughter's pet that I have been caring for long before her death. 

He was a mountain lion of sorts, always having to be up high.  In this picture we was onto of the refrigerator.

He will be missed and this is another closed chapter in daughter's life.

I am still trying to decide on how I want to redesign my blog so please bear with me.

Have a great weekend!!  

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Please excuse the dust....

Hello fellow bloggers,

Please excuse the look as I am trying to rework my blog. 

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and safe travels. 

Keep checking back.  Thanks !!

Monday, October 7, 2013

How I spent my weekend....

I realize it has been a while since I have posted anything.  That will for sure change!!

This past weekend I spent nearby on Fort Myers Beach with a great friend and her little girl.

Here are just a few pictures that I took with my smartphone.

Hope everyone is doing great.  I have been enjoying reading everyone's blogs.

The view from our hotel, The Pink Shell and Spa.
No spa activities this time.

What an awesome sunset !!

This is Gabby and her little stuffed dog which she named Cotton Candy, of course because she is pink.  She came with her own little carrying bag!  So cute! 
Enjoy your week everyone!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Enjoy your weekend!

Summer has arrived in Fort Myers, FL.   

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Just sayin'

 My husband sent this story to me in an email.  The meaning of the story is something that I have always tried to do each day and so I wanted to share it with you.  As I have always said, "life is short, so eat your dessert first".  Enjoy your week and remember to stop and smell the roses along the way.

Lisa Beamer on Good  Morning America - If you remember, she's the wife of Todd  Beamer who said 'Let's Roll!' and helped take down the plane over Pennsylvania that was heading for Washington, DC back  on 9/11. She said it's the little things that she misses most about Todd, such as hearing the  garage door open as he came home, and her children  running to meet him.  
Lisa recalled this  story:  
"I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband died  suddenly of a heart attack.  About a week after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom  of students. As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom   windows and the class was  nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her  desk and sat down there.  
With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said, 'Class is over, I would like to share with all of you, a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel  is very important. Each of  us is put here on earth to learn,  share, love, appreciate  and give of ourselves. None of   us knows when this  fantastic experience will end.  It can be taken away at  any moment.  
Perhaps this is  the God’s way of telling us that we  must make the most out of  every single day. Her eyes,   beginning to water, she  went on, 'So I would like you all  to make me a promise. From  now on, on your way to school,  or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice.  
It doesn't have to  be something you see, it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly  baked bread wafting out of   someone's house, or it  could be the sound of the   breeze slightly rustling  the leaves in the trees, or the   way the morning light  catches one autumn leaf as it  falls gently to the  ground. Please look for these things, and cherish them. For,  although it may sound trite to some, these things are the  "stuff" of life.  The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy.   The things we often take  for granted.  
The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our   books and filed out of the  room silently. That afternoon,  I noticed more things on  my way home from school than  I had that whole semester.  Every once in a while, I think   of that teacher and  remember what an impression she  made on all of us, and I  try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we  all overlook.  
Take notice of  something special you see on your lunch   hour today. Go barefoot.  Or walk on the beach at sunset.   Stop off on the way home  tonight to get a double dip ice   cream cone. For as we get  older, it is not the things we did that we often regret,  but the things we didn't do.